Republicans Slam Each Other Over “Terrible” and “Dumb” Mayorkas Impeachment “Stunt”

In response to Republicans calling out their own party for playing political games instead of working to pass bipartisan border security legislation, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement:

“Republicans have made clear they would rather do Donald Trump’s bidding than secure the border – and now they’re getting called out by members of their own party for pursuing a ‘terrible’ and ‘dumb’ ‘stunt’ instead of supporting the toughest, fairest bipartisan border deal in decades. Voters should take notice from Republicans: The GOP is still more focused on ‘terrible’ stunts than delivering for hardworking Americans.”

Republicans are going after each other for pursuing a baseless impeachment sham and admitting that it does nothing to improve border security.

Politico: “‘Dangerous’ or ‘unambiguous’: Mayorkas impeachment divides House”

Business Insider: “Even some Republicans are nervous about how Mayorkas’ impeachment could backfire”

House Republican Ken Buck: “I prosecuted for 25 years. I know what a high crime and misdemeanor are and I know that this doesn’t qualify. … This is a terrible impeachment. It sets a terrible precedent. … We’ve got to stop this in this body, or we are going to lose our credibility with the– further lose our credibility with the American public.”

Buck: “Impeaching Mayorkas Was a Violation of the Constitution”

House Republican Tom McClintock: “This strikes at the very heart of the Constitution’s separation of powers.”

Fox News: “[Rep. McClintock] called it a ‘stunt.’”

House Republican Mike Gallagher: “Creating a new, lower standard for impeachment, one without any clear limiting principle … would only pry open the Pandora’s box of perpetual impeachment.”

Gallagher: “We did not need to embarrass ourselves.”

Axios: “House Republican push to impeach Mayorkas meets chilly Senate GOP reception”

Igor Bobic, HuffPost: “GOP Sen. Cramer calls impeaching Mayorkas ‘the dumbest exercise and use of time’

‘What’s rich to me is the speaker says the [border] bill in the Senate is… dead on arrival. And then they proceed impeaching a cabinet secretary, which is obviously dead on arrival.’”

Senate Republican Shelley Moore Capito: “I don’t think impeachment was something intended to be brought up every three months or every two months.”

CBS News: “Sen. James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican, told reporters that he expects the effort to fall short in the Senate. ‘It’ll fail in the Senate,’ Lankford said. ‘If I could use the House term, it’ll be dead on arrival when it comes over.’”

Axios: “Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) said impeachment is a ‘waste of time.’”

Senate Republican Thom Tillis: “They’re taking a fast track to condemning something they know nothing about, and they’re taking a fast track to using impeachment without doing their homework.”

Senate Republican Lisa Murkowski: “If we have to deal with an impeachment proceeding that’s going to come across on a wholly partisan vote, there’s more important things.”

Senate Republican Mitt Romney: “I haven’t seen the constitutional standard met yet.”

House Republicans showed once again they are just another arm of Donald Trump’s campaign.

HuffPost: “House GOP Impeaches DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas — Just To Help Trump”

Politico: “As Republicans accuse Mayorkas of grossly mishandling the border, Johnson is actively refusing to consider the Senate’s bipartisan deal to ramp up border security.”

MAGA Mike Johnson previously railed against “single-party impeachment” – before pushing a sham impeachment on Secretary Mayorkas to appease his far-right base. 

Speaker Mike Johnson: “The founders of this country warned us against a single-party impeachment because they feared that it would bitterly and perhaps irreparably divide our nation.”

Speaker Mike Johnson: “I hope and pray that future congresses can and will exercise greater restraint.”

House Republicans are more focused on their childish infighting and impeachment shams than securing the border.

New York Times: “Republicans Against Border Enforcement”

Rolling Stone: “Border Patrol Supports ‘Strong’ Immigration Deal. Republicans Don’t Care”

CNN: “The border compromise would represent a dramatic change of immigration law on lines many Republicans have long supported. … The Mayorkas impeachment effort … will have zero practical impact on the crisis at the southern border.”

CNN: “Trump, who is hoping to make immigration a key plank of his presidential campaign, has suggested on Truth Social that approving additional resources for the border would make Republicans ‘look bad.’”

Vox: “Trump made this clear when he reportedly urged Republicans in Congress to turn against the bipartisan Senate border security bill scheduled for a vote Wednesday so that he could keep the issue alive through the presidential election. His supporters have largely fallen in line.”

Trump: “I think [Republicans] are making a terrible mistake if they vote for the bill.”

Trump: “Please blame it on me.”